Strangulated Hernias

Abdominal wall hernias occur due to a weakness that opens in the abdominal wall, allowing intestine (usually bowel intestine) to poke through the hole. Called the incarcerated hernia, this can quickly lead to a strangulated hernia, which cuts off the blood supply to the intestine. When suffering from a strangulated hernia, treatment such as hernia repair surgery is immediately necessary to repair the hernia and restore blood supply to the bowel. In fact, strangulated hernia symptoms can even be life-threatening if the hernia isn’t treated, so it’s important to be fully aware of the strangulated hernia symptoms. Fortunately, at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, patients experience treatment from Dr. Shirin Towfigh, a globally recognized, preeminent hernia specialist. Dr. Towfigh can perform a hernia test and diagnose symptoms of hernia in men and women alike.

Strangulated Hernia Symptoms & Signs

Strangulated hernia symptoms might include:

  • Nausea, vomiting or both
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sudden pain that quickly intensifies
  • A hernia bulge that turns red, purple or dark

When suffering from a strangulated hernia, pain is always present, followed quickly by tenderness and at times, symptoms of bowel obstruction.

While hernias are most common in men, they can also occur in women, children and even infants. Signs and symptoms of hernia among infants include crying, coughing or straining during a bowel movement. In older children, a hernia might be more apparent when the child coughs, strains during a bowel movement or stands for a long period of time.

Surgical Treatment for Strangulated Hernia

Dr. Towfigh is a renowned hernia surgeon throughout the Western United States. She is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and has even been ranked “Best in the West” by US News and World Report for 24 straight years. For sufferers of a strangulated hernia, her unparalleled expertise is a substantial comfort.

Dr. Towfigh can treat hernia symptoms in men and women, and she is happy to consult patients and answer any questions they may have. Upon a thorough examination, Dr. Towfigh will diagnose the symptoms each person is experiencing, and decide upon the best course of action. She has diagnosed sports hernia symptoms in men, and treated hiatal hernia symptoms women, among various other hernia-related concerns.

Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Towfigh utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques, including cutting-edge, minimally invasive laparoscopic hernia repair techniques. This allows patients to enjoy more effective results and a faster recovery period than would have been possible in the past. She will also remain on hand throughout the recovery to ensure that any unforeseen side effects or complications are taken care of as quickly and skillfully as possible, and hernia pain relief is provided.

If you or a loved one is suffering from strangulated hernia symptoms such as a painful or noticeable bulge in the groin on either side of the pubic bone, Dr. Towfigh highly recommends seeking immediate medical care – particularly if the hernia bulge turns red, purple or dark blue. For further information on treatment for a strangulated hernia or various other hernia issues from Dr. Towfigh and the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, please 310-358-5020 or visit our contact page. Don’t hesitate to seek out relief from inguinal or umbilical hernia symptoms in men, women and children – consult expert surgeon Dr. Towfigh.